UK Covid death rate worst in Europe with fears of worse to come

Published on January 21, 2021 by

The number of Covid deaths recorded in the UK has hit a new high, with 1,820 people losing their lives in the latest 24-hour period.

The UK has the highest Covid death rate in Europe and the fifth highest in the world.

More than 4.5 million people have received their first dose of a vaccine. However NHS hospitals remain under extreme pressure with fears of worse to come.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by medical editor Fergus Walsh from the Royal Derby Hospital.

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